Natural sweeteners advance sugar reduction efforts — podcast

The advancement in sugar alternatives’ taste profiles have advanced so much in the last decade that they quench consumers’ sweet desires without the negative consequences of sugar. In this podcast, a market research expert and two global ingredient suppliers discuss natural solutions helping to advance sugar reduction in food and beverage products.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

May 3, 2019

In this podcast narrated by INSIDER’S Judie Bizzozero, Lynn Dornblaser of Mintel; Megan Bishof of Tate & Lyle; and Afrouz Naeini of Ingredion discuss:

  • Consumer perception of sugar and sweeteners;

  • How industry is responding to meet evolving consumer demands for healthier products;

  • The impact of the “Added Sugar” declaration on the updated Nutrition Facts label;

  • A review of several top alternative sweeteners, including stevia, monk fruit and allulose, and their formulation considerations.

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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